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NCCID and partners at York University launch new discussions on modelling research to inform public health responses to COVID-19.
We ask new and returning forum members to share and support the interpretation of this fast-growing body of research, identify skilled modellers for collaboration and bring the most pressing public health questions to the forefront of discussions.
What is the mod4PH Forum?
mod4PH is a discussion forum and virtual meeting place for public health and mathematical modellers. Members promote the use of modelling research in public health decision-making for infectious disease prevention and control. Group members collaborate to improve the relevance of modelling – Modelling has proven its value for infectious disease control. It provides a cost-effective and efficient tool to assess optimal public health interventions where issues are complex and resources are scarce. Decision makers recognize its value for guiding public health in times of crisis. Group members collaborate to improve the relevance of modelling for addressing priority questions, refine models according to real-world contexts, and foster appropriate interpretation of research findings for policy and practice.
This growing, multidisciplinary forum includes over 150 members. The group sees balanced participation by modellers, other data scientists, epidemiologists, and public health professionals in varied roles, jurisdictions and sectors.
Discussion topics and resources centre on infectious disease priorities and populations. NCCID is a Canadian organization, so discussions often focus on Canadian public health issues. But, as these issues hold global relevance, the forum also benefits from participation by international members.
Value to members
Active participation in the forum allows members to:
- Build new cross-disciplinary partnerships
- Translate modelling research to practice
- Access a diverse knowledge pool of professionals
- Learn of new and emerging areas of research
- Build more relevant models and respond to current public health priorities
- Gain an understanding of which public health questions modelling can contribute to
- Find new job postings and grant opportunities
We hope you join the mod4PH forum on LinkedIn and share news of the forum with your networks.
The emergence of COVID-19 has revealed the need for more effective model-based policies that meet the real-time challenges and surging demands of a pandemic-related emergency.
Join us and Dr. Ashleigh Tuite who will present an overview of mathematical modelling for public health pandemic control (presentation prepared by Dr. Amy Greer).
Immunization by vaccine is one of the most successful public health interventions for the prevention and control of both endemic infectious diseases and emerging pathogens.
Join us and Dr. Joanne Langley who will present an overview of current vaccine development for COVID-19.
Emerging infectious diseases can spread dramatically and lead to large-scale outbreaks, as seen in pandemics of influenza H1N1, MERS, SARS-CoV-1 and, most recently, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).
Join us and Dr. Benjamin Cowling who will overview the natural history of COVID-19 and shares recent findings from his epidemiological research.